6 Useful Thermoses That Actually Keep Food and Drinks Warm—For As Little As $13

From heated lunch boxes to a coffee thermos, here are the most useful and affordable thermoses for the winter weather ahead.

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Red and gray heated lunch box from Macy's photo

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Warmables Lunch Box

Instead of waiting in line at the microwave, pack your lunch in this heated lunch box. The simple plugin activation allows you to heat up your meal in 30 to 60 minutes, so we recommend planning ahead and plugging it in so your lunch is ready when you are. Don't forget to take out the included snack tray before you start heating, and once your food is at the temperature of your liking, simply remove the stainless steel container and enjoy.

To buy: $20 (was $25); macys.com

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Orange and silver thermos with a small spoon from Anthropologie photo

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Black + Blum Food Flask

Thermoses can sometimes appear bulky and boring, but the same can't be said for this stylish Black + Blum Food Flask. It can keep food hot for up to six hours and comes with its very own ladle for easy serving. Create a tasty chicken and rice meal with your Instant Pot and store it in this thermos to enjoy hours later at work.

To buy: $30; anthropologie.com

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Mint colored thermos with a lid from Williams Sonoma photo

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YETI Thermos

If you're an avid coffee drinker, you're probably all too familiar with the unpleasant taste of cold midday coffee that's been sitting in your cup for too long. Eliminate this common, yet annoying, inconvenience with Yeti's R12Hotshot. This small thermos is made out of stainless steel and features double-walled insulation to keep your coffee warm from your commute through the end of the day. The thick steel and Radiant Barrier technology not only ensures your beverage will stay hot but it's also dent-resistant so you can rely on this thermos for years to come.

To buy: $30; williams-sonoma.com

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Red and white plaid thermos from Macy's photo

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Martha Stewart Small Thermos

With the holiday season upon us, it's time to start accessorizing everything from our home decor to our coffee mugs with festive colors and patterns. The Martha Stewart small thermos features a timeless holiday plaid pattern and can hold just the right amount of hot cocoa. So next time you're about to head out into the cold, don't forget to grab your favorite hot beverage in this charming stainless steel container.

To buy: $16 (was $28); macys.com

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Small Pink Thermos from Amazon photo

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Thermos Funtainer Bottle

Send your child off to school with their favorite cold-weather meal this winter using the Funtainer thermos. This vacuum-insulated thermos is popular among Amazon reviewers, thanks to the cool exterior and 10-ounce capacity. One reviewer gives a great tip saying that if you prime the thermos with boiling water, it can keep mac-n-cheese warm from morning to lunch time!

To buy: $13 (was $15); amazon.com

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Olive colored thermos with a handle from L.L. Bean photo

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L.L.Bean Classic Vacuum Bottles

You can never go wrong with a classic thermos design, and L.L. Bean's Classic Vacuum Bottle is just that. This thermos comes in two sizes so no matter the meal or beverage, you'll have plenty of room to carry it all. Bring the larger size along for camping trips and the smaller size with you for a quick and easy work lunch. No matter which size you use, both will keep liquids hot for up to 20 hours.

To buy: from $35; llbean.com

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